Dear students, alumni, and friends.
We are excited to announce that from the beginning of 2023, we are coming together with our sister college, Stirling, to deliver courses. This new partnership will open a broad range of learning opportunities for all students particularly in the area of Counselling and Spiritual and Pastoral Care as we establish the Stirling School of Community Care.
Together, we continue to be committed to equipping students and leaders to thrive, as lifelong learners, in ministry and vocational contexts that may not exist today.
ACOM's online/distance model of ministry training has been developed over the past 25+ years and ideally equips us to respond to these changing times to ensure that ministry training not only continues but thrives.
ACOM’s strength has always been its commitment to partnering with local churches and like-minded organisations to provide students engaging in ministry and vocational formation an environment where they are able to test drive what they are learning within the communities of enquiry in which they are situated. This is where we believe the future of ministry training lies.
Our heart is to see churches flourish and the Kingdom of God advanced as students are trained and released to change their corner of the world. We are also committed to providing resources that equip the church and like-minded organisations to respond to the needs of their communities.
Students studying with ACOM are well supported by our Student Engagement Managers, Academic Faculty and Ministry Services team. We offer a combination of ‘in-person’ & online facilitations and classes, with a cutting edge, on-line learning management system allowing students to engage in their studies wherever they are situated.
On behalf of the ACOM team,
Principal and CEO
The mission of the Church requires Christian leadership of the highest quality and of vital spiritual devotion. Only such leadership will ensure the advancement of the Kingdom of God in this complicated and very dangerous world.A.W. Stephenson
Over 20 years ago, the Australian College of Ministries made the shift from being a campus-based college to a dynamic and flexible online-learning community. We developed a groundbreaking transformational adult-learning approach tailored to each individual’s personal needs and learning style – where your place of work or ministry is your campus.
As a student, you can stay in your home or local church, and the actions you take in pursuit of your vocation become essential elements of your learning experience. After all, Jesus didn’t hide his disciples in a Bible school in Galilee. He taught them in their world – on the road; beside rivers and lakes; in fields, villages and towns. He trained them in the realities of life with real people.
At ACOM we do the same. We don’t just get you back into mission after your training is over. We keep you in mission. In our training, you will learn with the people in your community, in your church, wherever you work.
Every ACOM course allows you to gain credit for your time, energy and ministry experience as a vital component of your training - all at a place of your choice.
At ACOM students design their own learning pathway to ensure they have a highly engaging and deeply transformational learning experience. Our model of learning is supported by face-to-face and on-line workshops around the country, a cutting-edge digital learning platform, and an extensive e-library. Each student has their own Student Engagement Manager as their personal connection to whatever assistance they may need.
ACOM is committed to serving disciples of Jesus who are serious about Kingdom living. We are specially equipped to help develop Christian leaders for a rapidly changing world.
At the Australian College of Ministries we develop healthy, effective leaders who can positively impact their own corner of the world.
At ACOM we emphasise a missional focus, flexible learning, deep spiritual formation, work-based learning, and academic excellence.
For over 20 years we have pioneered the innovative instruction-action-reflection approach to preparing effective leaders for a rapidly changing world. Our courses are tailored for God's people wherever they work, minister and live - in the church, workplace and community. Our desire is to equip you to be changed – so you can change your corner of the world.